I used one eight foot 2 x 3 board and cut it into five pieces as seen in the photo on your left. Next I went ahead and sanded the boards, the saw was pretty brutal on some of these edges.
After that was done I lined everything up with the largest single cut in the middle. There are no specific measurements because you should make this to your liking.
We drill the boards together from the back side so don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect. I took scrap wood from my bin and used 10 screws to place this piece together. Be careful because if you’re not holding the base the boards will spin during drilling.
I used a double twisted wire that was left over from a farm project. There is really no technique here other than put your muscle into it because working with wire can be difficult.
I recommend wearing gloves; this will give you a stronger grip to move the wire in the direction you desire. You might want to scroll up to the first picture to see how I twisted mine; I love the twists and circular motion that wire offers.
Finally I finished with burlap ribbon and green raffia using a staple gun; I love this technique. You could finish this project so many different ways; the important thing is to have fun and get creative.